Many years after I first thought about doing this, I've gotten around to tracing my line of Patemans back to c1820 in the Peterborough area - Maxey actually. My direct line goes from my grandfather, Herbert bn 1904 in Wiltshire, to Herbert bn 1877 in Maxey, to John Thos bn 1845 in Maxey, to James bn 1820. I do have some detail of their siblings and partners, so if anyone thinks they might be related to me, please get in touch and see if we can find the connection.
I am finding it much more difficult to find descendants than I did ancestors.
It would be great to find some relations, even if distant ones!